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salaam (salute)

Definition:

to greet with a salaam

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

salaamed

Present participle:

salaaming

3rd-person singular present:

salaams

Type of:

salute » greet » address » come up

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Muslim greeting, from Arabic salam (also in Urdu, Persian), literally "peace"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of salaam...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

salaam

a Muslim form of salutation consisting of a deep bow with the right palm on the forehead | a salutation signifying peace, used chiefly by Muslims | to ... (26 of 315 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/salaam

Wikipedia:

Salaam [disambiguation] | salam

may refer to: Salām, the word for "peace" in Arabic, often used as a greeting, see S-L-M for an overview | As-Salām, one of the Names of God in Islam | Salaam, the name given to the salute that is accompanied by the greeting. | Waleed Al-Salam, ... (44 of 315 words, 32 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Salaam

Oxford Dictionary:

salaam | salaams

a common greeting in many Arabic-speaking and Muslim countries. | a gesture of greeting or respect typically consisting of a low bow of the head and ... (25 of 99 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/salaam

New World Dictionary:

salaam

a greeting (lit., "peace") used among Muslims: in full "salaam aleikum", "peace (be) to you" (Ar salām ʿalaykum) | in the Near East, India, etc., a ... (25 of 75 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salaam

American Heritage Dictionary:

salaam | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle] | salaams [3rd-person singular present]

A ceremonious act of deference or obeisance, especially a low bow performed while placing the right palm on the forehead. | A respectful ceremonial ... (23 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salaam

Macmillan British Dictionary:

salaam [intransitive, verb] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle] | salaams [3rd-person singular present]

to show respect for someone by greeting them with the Muslim custom of bending forward at the waist and putting your hand on your forehead (25 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/salaam 5

salaam [countable] | salaams [plural]

a greeting used by Muslim people for showing respect (9 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/salaam

Merriam-Webster:

salaam [entry 1, noun]

an obeisance performed by bowing very low and placing the right palm on the forehead | a salutation or ceremonial greeting in the East (23 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/salaam

salaam [entry 2, verb]

to greet or pay homage to with a salaam | to perform a salaam (13 of 28 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/salaam show=1

Random House Dictionary:

salaam

a salutation meaning "peace", used especially in Islamic countries. | a very low bow or obeisance, especially with the palm of the right hand placed ... (24 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/salaam

Cambridge Dictionary:

salaam

(especially in Muslim countries) to greet someone by bending low from the waist with the front of the right hand against the top of the face (26 of 38 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/salaam

Wiktionary:

salaam | salaams [plural] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle]

A respectful ceremonial greeting performed mostly in Islamic countries. | A low bow as a ceremonial act of deference. | To perform a salaam. (22 of 30 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/salaam

Encarta Dictionary:

salaam | salaams [plural] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle]

a deeply respectful or deferential gesture of greeting or acknowledgment, ... | the word "salaam," meaning "peace," used as a respectful greeting | to ... (22 of 100 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726963​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

salaam

First use: 1610s

Origin: Muslim greeting, from Arabic salam (also in Urdu, Persian), literally "peace" (compare Hebrew shalom); in full, (as)salam ... (18 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=salaam

Collins Dictionary:

salaam

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Arabic salām peace, from the phrase assalām `alaikum peace be to you

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/salaam

American Heritage Dictionary:

salaam | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle] | salaams [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Arabic salām, peace, salaam, from salima, to be safe; see šlm in Semitic roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salaam

Oxford Dictionary:

salaam | salaams

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Arabic al-salām ('alaikum) "peace (be upon you)"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/salaam

New World Dictionary:

salaam

Origin: Arabic salām, health, peace; akin to Hebrew shalom, peace

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salaam

Wiktionary:

salaam | salaams [plural] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle]

Origin: Arabic سلام (peace)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/salaam

peace | peaced [past tense] | peacing [present participle] | peaces [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English pece, peas, pees, from Old French pais ("peace"), from Latin pāx ("peace"), from Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- ("to fasten, stick, place"), related to Latin pacīscor ("agree, stipulate"), Latin... (28 of 84 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/peace

Merriam-Webster:

salaam [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1611

Origin: Arabic salām, literally, peace

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/salaam

Encarta Dictionary:

salaam | salaams [plural] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Arabic salām "peace"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726963​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

salaam

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/salaam

Macmillan British Dictionary:

salaam [intransitive, verb] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle] | salaams [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/salaam 5

salaam [countable] | salaams [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/salaam

Macmillan American Dictionary:

salaam [intransitive, verb] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle] | salaams [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/salaam 5

salaam [countable] | salaams [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/salaam

Cambridge Dictionary:

salaam

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "salaam"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "salaam"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/salaam

the Free Dictionary:

salaam

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "salaam"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "salaam"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "salaam" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/salaam

Google Dictionary:

salaam | salaams [plural] | salaamed [past tense] | salaaming [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=salaam

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

salaam

Audio: North American pronunciation of "salaam"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=salaam​01 word=salaam

YourDictionary Audio:

salaam

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "salaam" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salaam

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